OSU Notifying 760,000 of Data Exposure
DATA LOSS—U.S.December 16, 2010
The Ohio State University is notifying 760,000 individuals that hackers may have accessed their personal information after officials discovered unauthorized activity on a university server, The Columbus Dispatch reports. "We regret that this has occurred and are exercising an abundance of caution in choosing to notify those affected," said Provost Joseph Alutto. School officials expect to spend up to $4 million in investigative and credit-protection costs. Alutto said the university is "committed to maintaining the privacy of sensitive information and continually works to enhance our systems and practices to reduce the likelihood of such events occurring."